How corruption in South Africa is deeply rooted in the country’s past and why that matters

Steven Friedman, University of Johannesburg

When South Africans express shock at corruption, few seem to know that it is perhaps the country’s oldest tradition.

Citizen anger about corruption, a constant theme in South African political debate, reacts to a … Read the rest

Provincial government laments ‘barbarity’ of S. Africa’s child murders

rape_girls_feetThe Gauteng government on Wednesday condemned the murder of children in the province after two girls’ bodies were found earlier this week.

“What kind of a society are we who allow such acts of barbarity to occur in our midst?” … Read the rest

In defence of pale males

by TAU Bulletin

The state of the nation is no more ludicrously evident than Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane’s recent “warning” that “pale males” would return to government in Gauteng if SA’s opposition Democratic Alliance party wins next year’s provincial election.… Read the rest